Rafting the Zambezi River from Livingstone

Meandering unassumingly in flat braids above the Victoria Falls, the Zambezi hosts a plethora of African wildlife, drawing tourists from around the world to the surrounding national park, Mosi-oa-Tunya. As the river drops 100 meters over Victoria Falls, it enters the Batoka Gorge and the beginning of the white-water section.

The Zambezi River below Victoria Falls boasts one of the most spectacular white-water sections in the world. These sections include class 4 and class 5 rapids that are guaranteed to excite the adventurer inside you. The views of the gorge are breathtaking and you have plenty of time to take in your surroundings between rapids. It is not just a sales pitch when we say it is the best white water rafting in the world. Zambezi River rafting truly is an adventure of a lifetime.

African Safari Experts can book your single day rafting experience or multi-day, overnight rafting on the Zambezi River that includes all meals, accommodation and the adventure you will never forget.

We offer single day adventures, 3.5 day, 5 day and 7 day adventures on the mighty Zambezi River. The best times for these adventures are August through to December when the water levels are good but not overflowing.

Multi Day 3.5 day from Rapid 1 to Moemba Falls $935-00

5 Nights experience per person sharing $2285-00

5 Nights experience per person single $2400-00

7 Nights experience per person sharing $3600-00

7 Nights experience per person single $4100-00

Prices quoted are on a Fully Inclusive basis of all meals and accommodation, professional guides, bedding and equipment.

Highlights of the 5 Night experience:

We have included pre and post accommodation at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa, the ultimate three night camping experience in the Batoka Gorge and the best white-water rafting of your life AND … meet the elephants, enjoy the Flight of the Angels, take a sunset cruise and even enjoy some spa time.  This is the Mighty Zambezi Experience!

Take a speedboat ride up the Zambezi River past hippos and crocodiles for an elephant interaction with a herd of rescue elephant and a meal experience at The Elephant Café – Winner of the Best New restaurant in Zambia 2016.

  • Class V Zambezi white-water rafting – rated the Best White Water Rafting experience in the world! Starting your rafting journey under the world famous Victoria Falls.

  • Camp on white beaches in the Batoka Gorge under the African stars – look out for the endangered Taita Falcon who nests in this gorge.

  • Experience the best rapids of the Batoka gorge from The Boiling Pot through to the dramatic Moemba falls, 50km in total.

  • Take a 20 min helicopter flight out of the Batoka Gorge; see Victoria Falls with a birds-eye view.

  • After 3 nights on the river, look forward to a 1.5hr signature massage at the award-wining Spa & Wellness Centre at your accommodation using both a hot & cold compress with a traditional Zambian massage technique (ukuchina) for those aching muscles. 

  • Sunset Cruise aboard the Lady Livingstone.

highlights of the 7 night experience

2 nights at The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa, 3 nights in the Batoka Gorge and 2 nights at The River Club Zambia. The Ultimate Livingstone, Zambezi & Chobe Experience.

  • Swim in the infamous Devils Pool on the edge of Victoria Falls!

  • Take a speedboat ride up the Zambezi River past hippos and crocodiles for an elephant interaction with a herd of rescue elephant and a meal The Elephant Café.

  • Take a trip to Zimbabwe to see the spectacular Victoria Falls – 354 feet high over a mile-wide cliff forming the world’s largest curtain of waterfall.

  • Go under the mighty Victoria Falls Bridge or a once-in-a-lifetime swimming excursion.

  • Class V Zambezi white-water rafting – rated the best in the world!

  • Camp on white beaches in the Batoka Gorge under the African stars – look out for the endangered taita falcon who nests in this gorge.

  • Experience non-commercial rapids such as Ghostrider and enjoy the last night camping at the scenic Moemba Falls.

  • Take a helicopter flight out of the Batoka Gorge, see Victoria Falls with a birds-eye view.

  • After 3 nights on the river, look forward to a 1.5 hour signature massage at the award-wining Spa & Wellness Centre at your accommodation using hot & cold compress with a traditional Zambian massage technique (ukuchina) for those aching muscles.

  • Final two nights in Zambia at the 5* River Club Zambia – an enchanting treat on the Zambezi River reminiscent of heydays of exploration in Africa. Relax in a place where time has appeared to have stood still, play a ‘spot of croquet’ or drift-away in a hammock for some well-earned rest and relaxation.